How It Works
|The Blue Room Crossword isn't exactly like
the puzzles you'll find in newspapers. The rules are pretty much
the same: You've got words going across, and words going down, and clues
to help you fill it all in. The differences are subject matter (most newspaper
crosswords have very little to do with role playing games, obscure movie
references, Dread Cthulhu, and my private life), and the clues themselves:
At best, my clues are goofy. Often, they're cryptic and tricky and odd,
and hopefully challenging. My approach is seldom consistent. Sometimes
(for example) I'll be nice and let you know when the clue is somebody's
initials, and sometimes I won't bother mentioning it!
Don't worry, though: The puzzles never require privy, secret knowledge. The clues all refer to publically-available information, and often to the Blue Room itself! Here's a comparitive chart:
Visit the crossword whenever you have a rainy day and your brain's all rested! And don't worry, every puzzle has some easier ones to get you started.